Glasgow Martime Academy delivers Designated Person Ashore Course every month as class room based or anytime access if the candidate requires online course.
Course Duration: 2 days
Course dates: Every Month - For exact date look at the bottom of this page or Click here
Venue: Glasgow, Online or in your office worldwide.
Availibility: YES. If you need any last minute slots please contact us on our phone number.
Course Eligibility: There is no minimum requirement to attend the course but candidates who would want to work as as DPA eventually should meet criteia as below;
1. A qualification from a tertiary institution within a relevant field of management, engineering or physical science or
2. An STCW management level qualification and seagoing experience as a ship's officer or
3. Other formal education combined with not less than three years' practical senior level experience in ship management operation.
Course Fee: Classroom Based £ 920/-
Online - £920/-
This course fulfils the IMO MSC-MEPC.7/Circ.6 "Guideline on the qualification, training and experience necessary for undertaking the role of the Designated Person under the provisions of the ISM Code".
According to the ISM Code the Designated Person Ashore (DPA) plays a key role in the effective implementation of a Safety Management System and takes responsibility for verification and monitoring of all safety and pollution prevention activities. To comply with the ISM Code a shipping company should be able to provide documentary evidence that the DPA has received sufficient training to undertake the necessary duties.
In this course the participants will be fully prepared to assume the role of DPA. This means providing them with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to implement and maintain the company’s SMS as required by the ISM Code.
1 – Introduction / Objectives
2 – Management systems in Shipping and Requirements for Companies
3 – Implementation and Maintenance of the SMS.
4 – The Role of the Designated Person.
5 – Background, Purpose & 2015 amendments to I S M code.
6 – Mandatory Regulations, Codes, Guidelines, Standards.
7 – Risk Assessment.
8 – Accident Investigation.
9 – Stakeholders in Shipboard Operations and Marine Insurance.
10 – Technical and Operational Aspects of Safety Management
11 – Management System Audits and Certification under ISM.
12 – Effective Communication.
Who Should Attend
All those wishing to act the Role of DPA along with all office Personnel involved in ISM implementation;
Practicing cargo agents;
Cargo Claim officers;
Shipping Industry starters;
To enquire use the form on the right or contact Kiera on
For Alternative dates or last minute slots phone up Kyra on 01415542248
the history, background and implications of the ISM Code
the content and objectives of the ISM Code
administrations, recognised organisations and the certification regime
management system concepts and principles
interpretation of the requirements of the ISM Code and how a ship management company may achieve compliance
demonstration of compliance with the requirements of the ISM Code by means of records and other objective evidence.
What will you learn?
a basic understanding of management system principles
an understanding of the ISM Code as a management system model
an understanding of risk and its management
knowledge of the processes involved in the design, development, implementation and continual improvement of an effective system in the context of shipping operations
a practical approach to the interpretation and application of the ISM Code
a thorough knowledge of the principles and practice of the conduct and reporting of audits.
Glasgow Maritime Academy is the first training provider in the UK to be recognised by Nautical Institute for delivering Designated Person Ashore Course.
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